Providing Education and Consulting Services to Enhance Career and Life

In partnership with Linda Yellin, LMSW and Feet On The Street Tours

Come Hungry, Leave Happy, Learn Healthier Eastern Market Walking Tours

Saturdays, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 6, October 13, November 17, 2018 and Tuesdays, August 14, August 28, September 11, 2018

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

2.5 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $29.00

9:15 am - meet inside Rocky's to check-in; 2489 Russell Street, Detroit, 48207 (across from Shed 2)

Presenter: Linda Yellin, LMSW

For more information or to register, contact Feet On The Street Tours at 313-393-2055 or visit http://www.enjoythed.com/index.php/tours/upcoming-tours

Participants will increase their awareness of the market district and efforts for expansion of the buy local food processing/distribution efforts, as well as the master plan for bike paths and trails to connect the waterfront with midtown and Eastern Market.  The tour will introduce participants to, and help expand their knowledge of, vendors, their products, and unique foods.  Participants will explore the "immigrant experience" of some vendors and shop keepers and how that impacts Detroit and the region.  The tour will increase participants' sensitivity of cultural and ethnic diversity and help to expand knowledge of community gardens and products to increase health.


In Partnership with Oakland Mediation Center

There are CE fees in addition to general registration fees

Location: Oakland Mediation Center - 550 Hulet Drive, Suite 102, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302

To learn more about, or register for, OMC trainings, visit www.mediation-omc.org or contact Lindsay Gabbard at 248-338-4280 x214 or lgabbard@mediation-omc.org 

How Mediation Training Benefits Social Workers

The communication, facilitation and negotiation skills of a mediator are valuable and transferable to Social Workers.  Oakland Mediation Center asked past Social Work training attendees to share how they have used mediation training in their practice and this is what they shared:

Katherine Morgan a practicing Social Worker...As a Social Worker practicing in the field I use mediation skills daily to assist with program development, task delegation, employee retention efforts and positive conflict resolution to de-escalate concerns.  Mediation skills allow me the ability to better organize conversations with community members in order to create impactful outcomes and models of program delivery.

Susan Konop a retired Social Worker...The training reinforces good listening skills, maintaining neutrality and ways to re-frame situations to help the clients come to a resolution.  The training also increased self-awareness and helped with values clarification.  I think the training includes many skills used and needed for Social Workers and takes them into a new arena and offers depth and enhancement to skills they have.  Another plus is the incredible teacher and teaching techniques and excellent materials used to communicate and teach the skills.  It was definitely a 5 star experience!  


Mediator Wisdom: Reflect, Imitation, and Experience

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Oakland Mediation Center - 550 Hulet Drive, Suite 102, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302

7.5 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $295 + an additional CE fee of $25

Presenter: Megan Dennis, MaDR, Domestic and Special Education Program Manager

For more information or to register, contact Ashley Turner, at (248) 338-4280 ext. 211 or aturner@mediation-omc.org

Confucius said, “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” Both new and seasoned mediators will learn mediator wisdom with this highly reflective and experiential advanced mediator training. Through mediation role-plays participants will utilize facilitated reflection to capture learning moments, learn new skills and techniques from observing their peers, and gain hands on mediation experience as they take the lead in mediating mock disputes.  This training is appropriate for any mediator regardless of practice focus or mediator style.  This training is ideal for any mediator who has completed a 40-hour Mediator Training as approved by SCAO and wishes to enhance their mediation skill set or for those who need to fulfill the circuit court mediator requirement of 8 hours of advanced training every two years. 


Conflict Management in Special Education

August 14, 2018 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; September 4; October 9; December 7, 2018 from 1:00pm-5:00pm

Oakland Mediation Center - 550 Hulet Drive, Suite 102, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302

4.0 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $0 + $15 CE fee

Presenter: Megan Dennis

When planning for children with special needs, it is crucial that IEP Team meetings go well. This highly interactive workshop is designed to impart skills that help the IEP Team effectively manage conflict prior to, during and after the IEP meetings.


Basic Conflict Resolution Workshop

August 10; September 21; October 23; November 1, 2018 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Oakland Mediation Center - 550 Hulet Drive, Suite 102, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302

6.5 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $149 + $25 CE fee

Presenters: Charity Burke, Megan Dennis

This highly interactive one-day training is specifically designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills to communicate and manage conflict effectively. This training is ideal for any adult in the school, business or community sector looking to enhance their communication and conflict management skills.


General Civil Mediator Training

Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27 & December 4, 2018 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Oakland Mediation Center - 550 Hulet Drive, Suite 102, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302

36.0 CE Clock Hours for Social Work (MICEC)

Course fee: $1,095 early bird fee, $1,195 non-early-bird fee + $115 CE fee

Presenters: Charity Burke, Megan Dennis

This 5-day, highly interactive training is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in facilitating the resolution of divorce and custody issues. This training is the first step for any individual who wishes to learn the skills of a mediator, mediate privately or qualify for the circuit court roster approved list of mediators. The State Court Administrative Office (SCAO), Michigan Supreme Court, approved General Civil Mediation Training Participants will receive a detailed mediation manual, jump-drive containing reproducible mediation forms, certificate of attendance, as well as breakfast, lunch and refreshments.